Meet our Activities Coordinator, Charlotte Preston
Hi, my name is Charlotte Preston. I joined Wadhurst Manor in January 2021 as the activity lead.
For the past year I have been working in the community as a carer. Prior to this I spent over 10 years working within the safari industry in South Africa. I had the pleasure of hosting and guiding many international clients, sharing the amazing African wildlife with them. I am also a mum of two busy twin girls and my hobbies include, horse riding, photography, reading, writing and travelling.
I am incredibly passionate about working with people and I am looking forward integrating my hospitality skills and caring knowledge into the day to day activities we do with the wonderful residents.
Activities at Wadhurst Manor
On a weekly basis we have many visitors to the home from the people like the University of the Third age and local small animal farms, who bring in their chickens and sheep. We also like to go out shopping and on day trips to local garden centres and when the weather is good picnics and tours of the beautiful local countryside. We have speciality days at the home which could be a theme of a country, or for specific times of year, including Halloween, Bonfire Night or Christmas. We have card games and art classes and a serious knitting team in the home who produce blankets and premature baby clothes for the local maternity unit.
Life at Wadhurst Manor Care Home
We recently opened our doors to one family member per resident. One family member has been allowed back into the building for a long awaited room visit with their loved one.
St Patrick's Day
On the 17th March, we celebrated St Patrick's Day with the residents. We enjoyed a beer with those who wanted and the residents enjoyed taking photos in our photo booth.
On the 8th March, we enjoyed International Women’s Day with the wonderful residents. To celebrate the occasion, each of our lady residents was given a single rose with the words, ‘where there is a woman there is magic!’ They also enjoyed a glass of prosecco with a side of strawberries!
Cookie dough fun
When its cold and raining outside, what better way to spend an afternoon. Making and decorating cooking with all our favourite toppings. Enjoyed with pots full of hot tea and a good film.
Making wishes come true.
Jimmy, a residents at Wadhurst Manor has been making string shopping bags for a few years now. At 96 years young he has made over 100. They have been so popular with everyone. that he has been giving them to local groups to sell raising money for Charity. Staff at the home spoke with a local store Buy the Weigh in neighbouring village Ticehurst to see if he could sell his homemade bags there with all proceeds going to the Salvation Army. To make his wish a reality, Co owner Susan at the shop was more than happy to display and sell the bags for him.
Christmas cake competition
Residents at Wadhurst really enjoy the Barchester Cake competition. It gives them a chance to get really involved, from the initial stages of mixing, stirring and baking. Then on to the designing and decorating too. This year the creative team made this one for the entry. Not only did it look amazing it tasted delicious too.
Tea and a Tour
Our General Manager and team would like to welcome you for tea and a tour of our home.
Coffee & Cake
Come along to our friendly and informal group to enjoy a chat over a hot drink and some homemade cakes,
Don't Dine Alone
We know meal times can be lonely for some older people.